Oh it seems like the only time there seems to be any fun lately is when I am planning my daughter's wedding! The gorgeous little white boxes have been chosen. The caterers are amazing, and I am well aware they can produce an excellent culinary adventure, Kevin Lee is going to drive me to distraction slowly but surely. . .but I persevere, assured that he will create a wedding like no other. Watch this space.
I have to address the situation with Russell and Taylor. Even though I was not a fan of Russell at the time because of the information that was given to me by Taylor, I find it truly heartbreaking to witness their struggles in their relationship, that were obviously so difficult. I, contrary to what many of you have proclaimed, am happy that I could actually support Taylor in the difficult time she was going through. It is truly hard for us all to watch now. My heart goes out to Taylor and their family.
On a lighter note, the next day, Mohammed came over and off we go to Adrienne's fashion show. As we enter the house, Adrienne summons me to have a word with her. I was a little taken aback as we had only just arrived and had no idea of what was about to transpire. Apparently she was miffed that Pandora had decided to hold her bachelorette party at our old family friend Robert Earl’s venue, Planet Hollywood. Robert loves her and had no intention of promoting the hotel. I mean, how dare my daughter choose what she wants? She should be supporting her mother's neighbor’s business! I seriously couldn't understand this. It was the first I knew of her being upset. Jason had had his bachelor party a couple of weeks before, hosted by our friend, and Pandora was going to do the same. It was all arranged. I wasn't going and hadn't been involved in the arrangements. It seems like a dangerous slope to venture into. I knew nothing., I didn't want to even really hear the tales afterwards, as I think there are certain times and adventures one doesn't need their mother to witness, and I had assured Pandora this was one of them.
Been waiting for your blog after reading Adrienne's blog and her husband's tweets. I'm very disappointed in their attitudes and agree with you it's petty. Perhaps they are wanting more airtime but you are my favorite on this show and I hope that you all patch up because I do like Adrienne as well just not so much this week
Lisa...you are NOT losing your grip on reality! I think you and Camille are the only sane ones on the show! Adrienne has (for whatever reason) decided this year she needs to be confrontational. Maybe she needs the attention since her business dealings are faultering. She doesn't have a "good" marriage...she wants to wear the pants in the family as much as Paul does. I think she is jealous of what you have and the type of life you live. Last year I thought she was above it all...this year she seems to have lowered herself into the quagmire! Rise above them, Lisa! You are awesome and I love watching you. And the less snarky you are, the more I love you!
Oh, no! Lisa you moved out of that gorgeous house! Seriously, it was extrordinary. I am assuming that in real life Pandora is already married, so that you were able to have the wedding in your backyard.
No longer neighbors with Adrienne, then? It was a little odd that she was so upset, but at least she handled it like an adult. No talking behind your back, just explained her side without throwing a fit. Although you don't mention the your wine here, perhaps you wouldn't have wanted to ask Adrienne for another favor after the first fell through?
Oh Lisa, please don't be fooled by Taylor. I think there are a lot of demons that won't be good for you. Some people can't be helped. She is poison and nothing that comes out of her mouth is the truth. Watch your back for your own sake!
Lisa, you rock! If Adrienne couldn't understand that it was your DAUGHTER's bachelorette party and HER descision, then Adrienne is not the friend that I thought she was to you. It's ashame others can't simply be happy for their friends during such a happy occasion as an upcoming wedding! While I couldn't understand why she blew it so far out of proportion, when I read her blog, I realized she just wants to have a problem with you for no reason because of how she reacted to your jokes about her shoe line. She needs to get over herself! You're awesome, don't change XO!
Love you Lisa. Adrienne was way out of line, I cannot wrap my brain around her getting involved in where your daughter chose to have her party. ESPECIALLY when long time family friend was throwing it. Beyond. Just beyond.
You are 100% right. I love Adrienne, but she is off-base. I feel like someone behind the scenes is telling everyone to vamp it up and make the show more dramatic. I also feel like Bravo picks a scapegoat of the season. Last season it was Camille. This season it is you. On RHONJ, it was Teresa. Last season, it was Danielle. It's always someone. It's not fair, but so far, you are handling it well. Good luck.
After reading Adrienne's blog I was floored!! I (like so many others) could not believe what she was saying - that you were jealous of her, oh hell no!! I know I can see that you were clearly joking about the shoes, Vanderpump vs Maloof hoof, that was funny! We also could clearly see Pandy come to you about already having the bacherlorette party setup, why would you go and change it to Adrienne's place, it's PANDI'S party!!! I just don't see what is pissing Adrienne off so much, maybe she's miserable in her own life and taking it out on you?? Lisa, you are such a great addition to this show and I'd really hate to see this affect whether or not you come back next year. Please, know the the viewers see it for what it is - it's the other women, not YOU!!!! Hold your head high girl and move past all of them with the proud woman you are!!!!!
You did nothing wrong. I don't know where Adrienne was coming from. It was, as you said "petty". I was watching her confront you and was actually sitting in my living room blushing, I was so embarrassed for her. You are a wonderful, gracious lady. If leaving this show is what you need to do then do it. I hope you don't for our sakes, but your sanity is much more important.
Actually, this episode made me wonder if the whole thing was staged by the producers, because it was so not Adrienne.
Clearly, you are the only sane one of the bunch. Half of these ladies are delusional, and one would rather be performing for Cirque du Soleil. Keep doing what you do best...being a class act!!
RE :Pandora's wedding etc... Frankly I don't understand why you'd want Bravo involved AT ALL in what should be a 'family' & friends' occasion .You don't need Bravo to foot the bill, or need a ridiculous 'wedding designer' to give you ideas. You must have been planning Pandoras wedding in your head for years and years, yet you 'sell out' those ideas for this TV show? Either you've sold your soul for/to TV show, or the viewers are being played and the Real wedding is happening off camera (which is what I hope-for your own sake). And it is laughable for the Maloof empire to be 'angry' at the alleged snub RE: the bachlorette party. I hope that is also for the show, and not an example of how delusional some have become.
Lisa, Love You So Much!! Your daughter is getting married and it will be Fabulous Darling..don't worry about the other!!
Lisa please don't leave us...you are breath of fresh air on the show! Its all so minor this mess with Adrienne...I dont understand it. I love you both...maybe its just one of those times for her. I look forward to seeing the wedding!!!
Lisa, Don't you worry your pretty little head about Adrienne and whatever her issue may be with you. Apparently, something else is bothering her and hopefully she will get it out of her system and soon. I'm like you what is she going to be mad at you about this week? Maybe she's upset that you didn't ask permission to sell your house across the street and move away? I bet that's what it is...Anywoo hopefully she will get over herself sooner than later. It's not like you were having a bachlorette party for yourself geez. Adrienne it was PANDORA'S decision...I thought the Maloof Hoof was catchy and cute. I don't know what the name of her line is but, Maloof Hoof would have been truly memorable. I was wondering if you are really coming out with the Vanderpump "pump". LOL You have a way with words and I just think you are so elegant. If the pictures online are real photos of your new house it is absoluely gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. Good luck Pandy and Jason and I wish you all the best in all you do. I can't wait to come to Beverly Hills so I can eat at your restaurant the menu looks fabulous...Just like you! Until next time Shi Shi Shi
Love you! You and Pandora did nothing wrong. Adrienne was way out of line. It was your daughter's party. She only gets one bachelorette party, it should be where she wants it to be!
If Adrienne had wanted Pandora to have her party at The Palms, she should have invited her to do so.
Lisa, Adrienne is a competative, business oriented person. That is where SHE is coming from. Now you are doing shoes and she is also. Me thinks there is more to this than the bachelorette thing, she is harboring anger from something else and this just added to it. Perhaps the wine deal???? All of the comments on her blog told her she was making TOO much of it and to basically get over herself. I would not even give it a moment's thought. Adrienne is ALL BUSINESS. She is VERY testy with you so there must be something else. She did bring up the wine deal after she confronted you. Often the underlying problem surfaces when someone is upset. Do things your and Pandora's way and don't fret.You did no wrong.
Your blog is right on. I think Adrienne heard quite a bit from those who like her saying the same - she was mistaken on this issue. Hope she sees it and admits it. I'd hate to think she was this ridiculous normally.
I think you are absolutely correct about the Vegas matter. And for Adrienne to be angry with you for NOT ASKING her to host Pandora's Bachelorette weekend is ridiculous!!! Your good friend OFFERED which it doesn't appear Adrienne even did. Hopefully you two can put it in the past and move on, because it does appear so petty.
Lisa, you are absolutely fabulous and do NOT have to answer to ANYONE. I truly believe (and saw already much earlier) there is a lot of jealousy running rampant, and Adrienne has turned bright green! Which is so very surprising for someone who has been given SO MUCH. It is unbelievable to me that a person like Adrienne who is vastly more fortunate than so many still is so worried and concerned with getting as much as she can and then envying what others have. She must just be a very unhappy person on the inside, as a truly fulfilled, happy person does not get into petty, jealous "arguments" with others. I guess the saying is more than true..."money can't buy happiness!" Just keep doing your thing and loving your family and Giggy. Some of these other women are beyond ABSURD!
Love you Lisa, hang strong. If nothing else, keep your friends close and enemies closer. Not sure why Adrienne was projecting her business insecurities onto this event of Pandora's but you're absolutely right. To expect you to ask her to host them would be crazy when a close friend offered to host as a gift, it's just silly. Reading Adrienne's blog even watching it unfold on TV didn't give her a dose of reality, so on this one, be the bigger person as usual and let it go. Best to you!
I sometimes feel like I'm watching a different show and am starting to get frustrated. I don't understand all these arguments. Sometimes I want to just yell, play the tape, play the tape!! Going back to the Taylor argument, I NEVER heard you say you weren't her friend, yet she kept saying you did and then your friends were trying to explain to you how she felt?!?! Ummm ... you were totally 100% honest and said that you realized you weren't best friends, but you were there for her (insert me screaming PLAY THE TAPE). How could that be taken as anything but compassionate?!?! You are nothing but truthful and you don't sugarcoat situations. That is what people should WANT in their friends. You and Taylor weren't best friends and to act like you were would have been phoney, but I guess that's what everyone was looking for. And with regard to the bacholorette party, I like Adrienne, but really?!?!? C'mon, you are never allowed to go anywhere in Vegas except the Palms? So in turn then Adrienne should never eat at any other restaurants than yours! I also don't know what episode everyone watched the other night, but I didn't see anything wrong with any of your comments about the fashion show or with the apology you gave Adrienne regarding Vegas. This is where I think I'm watching another show!! Enough with the arguments, let's just move on to Pandora's wedding, which I can NOT wait to see!!! Best of luck to you Lisa ... you and your family are wonderful!
Lisa, if you are losing your grip how do you think we feel? Adrienne is as petty as they come, is she kidding? She smiles the entire time she is dengrading you, does she think that makes her look anything less than crazed? I think the only other sane woman in your group is Camille.
It is so frustrating to watch women who profess to have such class and elegance behave like such idiots. Kyle couldn't be more of a showboater if she tried, she is a pot stirrer, meddler, know it all, busy body. Loves to show people she can do the splits, frankly, at 40, I find it completely vulgar. The way she plays with that hair you would think it was an accessory. Taylor, well, she is unraveling before everyone's eyes, a shame yes, planned, maybe, she is as conniving as Kyle. Kim, poor, poor Kim, what a loss, she never writes and when she bobble heads she makes no sense. Adrienne has become the catty person on the street, wants to make you the villan for some reason and his trying to get everyone to agre with her. Does she possibly have Taylor-itis?
Our love for you will never waiver, you are awesome!
Always a clas act. We the viewer know don't underestimate us. We support you and fully understand your frustration. The other ones are just plain jealous of you. AM is already getting a backlash for it. Love :)
Lisa, You are 100% right. Adrienne was completely out of line to be insulted in any way. It was a completely self absorbed thought process on her part and perhaps her competitiveness got the best of her. It just goes to show you that sometimes you just can not avoid drama. It seems as if she's even competing with your pet!! I applaud you and your success. Please do not take heed to any ego comments that are being directed at you. You are a confident women, with a funny wit and you compete with no one but yourself. I wish Kyle was a bit stronger in her character as I know she is a fun friend for you. I can understand that she has let you down in that respect.
Lisa - you are one of my favorites! Your jokes are light hearted and innocent. You have a lot of viewers behind you regarding the bachelorette party situation. Don't get sucked into the petty-ness! You're doing great even though it can be tough.
Lisa, I'm feeling for you right now, but keep it together. As they say, "If it ain't one thing it's another" and "when it rains it pours". Just pop open an umbrella and wait for this storm to pass. Keep it classy, but keep it moving!
You're awesome Lisa. Don't ever change. It does seem quite strange how Adrianne is having this problem with you and unfortunately it makes her seem a little jealous.
I seriously do not know how you put up with all of this drama on a day to day basis. I think you make a very valid point about Adrienne and Paul dining at other restaurants. Are they only supposed to eat at yours all the time simply because of your being neighbors and that you own a restaurant? (BTW, I love La Sur's website!) Adrienne is being ridiculous over a really small and very petty manner. Maybe it's because I watched way too much PBS as a kid and am familiar with British humor, but I really don't think you have said anything you need to apologize for. At this point, I'm beginning to think you're the only sane person on the show! I don't know what Bravo is compensating any of you for the show (and it's none of my business) but honestly, there is not enough money in the world that would want to make me put up with this nonsense week after week.
I totally agree with Lisa on this one. Although I love Adrienne, she should understand that her friends have other friends and commitments. I mean does Lisa have to ask permission to have a party at another friends house? I think Adrienne could have handled things differently. Why not call Lisa and say I heard about your party plans and I want to open an invitation...etc...Give me a break... Love the Housewife's franchise... Ivette
I don't know how you continue to exude grace and class among all the catty nonsense. Adrienne's complaint was beyond ridiculous and she is just looking for a conflict to stay relevant, for a way to stand out, and so she took a shot at you.
Adrienne's ridiculous but we're all talking about her so mission accomplished.
Hope you get your own show!
Love you Lisa! I was uncomfortable with Adriene confronting you as soon as you walked in the door! Totally on your side with this one! Can't wait to see whats next with the wedding. Stay classy and funny!
Lisa ~ The majority of viewers agree that Adrienne had no reason lt alone right to question you about the location of Pandora's party. Bottom line, if she WANTED to host it, she should've offered. Instead, she wants to now complain and claim hurt feelings. That makes absolutely no sense to me and from the other posts I've read on her blog, it doesn't make sense to hardly anyone else. Continue to focus on YOUR own family, business ventures and true friends and not even involve yourself in this petty foolery. I do hope the Adrienne we all came to really like and enjoy from season 1 returns, because this one ain't too fun.
Lisa I love you please just have your own show. I would love watching you and your family. I really can't wait to see your daughters wedding and how everything is put together.
I admire your decorum and the way your are holding up to all these contradictions of character you are facing in friendships and acquaintances. How sad that friends and co-cast members are swarming in and leaving you torn and tattered. You have done nothing wrong and always use the best judgement concerning family and friends. Honesty without insult is how I would describe you and it is an intricate attribute to acquire taking areasonable amount of intelligence and a very healthy insight into human nature. It would do well for some of the other cast members to use some maturity by aquiring some of these attributes for themselves instead of trying to tear down the one person whom still has a good head as well as a big heart. Of all the encounters and accusations that have transpired on the Real Housewives shows (all franchises) you are the first to apologize even when the wrong ensued was not your intention. I am referring to the tea party in which you apologized to Taylor. Of course Adriennne was very inappropiate and way off base in her approach and confrontations to you I am sorry to say she appears to be all business and that is carrying over into her friendships. I enjoy watching you and your quirky sense of humor. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Honey she wanted the Bravo cameras rolling at her hotel not Planet Hollywood. Pay attention you are usually quicker to see things clearly.
I love you Lisa. I don't understand why Adrianne is mad with you because it doesn't have anything to do with frankly you or her. It was about what your daughter wanted...simple as that. I think you and Camille are a breath of fresh air. I like Adrianne but lately she has been acting strange so unlike her. I would like to see her act nicer to Paul as he is an awesome guy. I also would like to see you include Ken in more things. It seems like he is just sitting in the background with no input on anything. I kinda feel bad for him because he is such a nice guy. Keep it real.
You are so right, Lisa! The best thing about watching the BH Housewives is so lavish lifestyle and the fun you ladies can have...I feel like the dramatics are completely blown out of proportion lately!
Lisa- this time I agree with you...Adrienne was making a big deal out of nothing. I don't always feel you are innocent...but this time I do.
You are so much fun to watch and I so enjoy your witt. Adrianne seems like she's using you to let off steam...she must have other issues going on and you were her target. It makes no sense whatsoever to be upset with you over Pandora's bachelorette party. The only thing I can think of is that maybe The Palms is doing poorly and she wanted to give some free pub (via Bravo) for The Palms.
Give Giggy a big hug for me. ;)
Hello Lisa: I too am a bit confused at the direction this season has taken. It appears that people who earlier got along exceedingly well are now nit-picking at ridiculous nothings. I'm sure I speak for many viewers who truly enjoyed the fun relationship that you and Adrienne had last season -- it was so much the type of frienship between successful women that we all hope to have in our lives. Now it seems that anything goes in terms of arguments. To be clear, I do not believe that you or Pandora owed anyone, Lisa included, an explanation as to her wedding choices. If Adrienne was so miffed maybe she should have stepped up earlier and offered her venue for the event. This is not the time to be crying over spilled milk. And as for Adrienne's shoes, they are beautiful, a bit pricey but unfortunately not presented at an opportune time when the millions of "Housewives" viewers were actually watching the show. As much as I enjoy Adrienne, she dropped the ball here, just as she did with not offering Pandora the use of the Palms. Adrienne, get a new watch, your timing is way off.
Hey lisa, do not even think about this anymore. U are the best with everything. From the way u handle yourself to the way you see things.
I'm going to real honest with you... I adore you however sometimes your quibs can come off a bit snarky. That being said, that's your sense of humour and people should know that and not take it seriously. A confidant woman who just laugh and zing you back and that would be that. Unfortunately many woman aren't like that. They would rather hold onto the hurt and let in grow until it's distorted. They'll talk behind your back to find supporters, to make themselves feel better and then they will make a mountain out of a hole hill and confront you. It's really all nonsense and your right, there is too little time and far many important things in life than to create drama where there needn't be any. Keep your chin up. Most viewers can see this and we love you!
That being said, the Wedding invitation boxes are fabulous!!! I paused the show and made my teenage daughter come in the room to show her. I told her to look at her future wedding invitations! Lol! Love Pandy's excitement over planning the wedding. Was very impressed with her stating there will be no "battles" at her wedding. You raised a confidant, strong beautiful woman. Good job Mummy! Finally what a cutie Jason is! Between the two of them you can rest assure you will have gorgeous grandchildren! Have fun will that be for you to enjoy a little one again? I'm happy for you...and Pandora of course!
I think it was appalling for you to be grilled over the choice of venue... very crass indeed. I find myself being a little surprised at that particular lady and wondering where her "refinements" really lie??????
I shouldn't give it a second thought... it's a storm in a tea cup.. especially considering the better part of the show was dedicated to her..and the fashion show..and the shoes... and the house/hubby/decorations/food/// hmmmmmm..... perhaps this is where your, supposed, ego has found a home!!hahahhaha.... good luck. LIZ